Adding a new mouse navigation option to FreeCAD
|Adding new navigation option to FreeCAD|
|Time to complete|
|0.19.x and above|
This tutorial attempts to help developers understand how to add their own custom 'mouse' models to FreeCAD. There are currently several options within FreeCAD to customize navigation, they are listed in the Mouse navigation page. Some of the options include: Revit, OpenCascade, Inventor, Touchpad etc...
- Familiarity with cplusplus syntax
- Ability to compile FreeCAD from source
Relevant source files
At the time of writing this documentation the relevant source code files required are located at:
- src/Gui/(Foo)NavigationStyle.cpp Foo is a placeholder for the different mouse/navigation modes, for example: Revit, Inventor, OpenCascade, Touchpad, CAD etc...
- src/Gui/CMakeLists.txt - Add your new mouse/navigation mode here so it's picked up by the compiler
Historical code commits
We can refer to previous code commits that added different mouse modes for orientation. Here are a few: